Office 2010 Public Beta Available for Download in November
Microsoft is gearing up toward the release of the first public testing Build of the next iteration of the Office System. The Redmond company confirmed officially, at the SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas, that it would start offering public downloads of Office 2010 Beta as early as next month. Come November 2009, the general public will get the chance to download, install and test drive Office 2010 Beta for free, the software giant confirmed. Microsoft did not reveal the specific availability deadline for Office 2010 Beta, and as such, testers and early adopters will have to ******** patience a little longer.
The past week, a new development milestone of Office 2010 made it out of Redmond and into the wild. Office 2010 Build 14.0.4514.1009 was leaked and offered for download from various illegal third-party sources, but especially BitTorrent trackers. It was not the first time that a Build of Office 2010 was leaked to torrent websites, but it is the most recent testing milestone that became available outside of Microsoft and the company’s closed circle of testers, signaling that progress was indeed being made on the development of the productivity suite.